Right, that's enough! Gulf War Syndrome is being denied by HMG despite scientific evidence to the contrary, troops were sent into Iraq without sufficient equipment (NBC suits, respirator canisters, body armour, ammunition), there were yet more blue-on-blue incidents, the MoD is bankrupt with massive cost overruns, Deepcut is in the news once again, overstretch means that the between-tours interval is a joke, the infantry are set for massive cutbacks which will destroy the regimental tradition, the new pensions scheme is a disgrace, the House of Commons Defence Committee and the National Audit Office are constantly critical of the MoD.......etc. I could continue, as could all of us on this site. It is now time for a public inquiry (do we still do Royal Commissions?) into the state of the nations' defence and there must be a moratorium on restructuring until it is complete Will any of the political parties sign up to this?